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CHOCOLATE CASSEROLE
Ply that man with chocolate! This should do it!
Serves: 6
Prep.Time: 20 minutes + 4- minutes baking
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup milk
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup chunky peanut butter
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup boiling water
1/3 cup chopped honey-roasted peanuts
2 tablespoons crushed chocolate-flavored graham crackers -- optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, the 1/4 cup sugar, and baking powder. Add milk, oil and vanilla; mix until smooth. Stir in peanut butter and chocolate pieces. Pour batter into an ungreased 1-quart casserole; set aside.
In the same mixing bowl, stir together the remaining 1/2 cup sugar and cocoa; gradually stir in boiling water. Pour mixture evenly over the batter in the casserole. Bake uncovered 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake portion comes out clean. Remove from oven; top with peanuts and graham crackers if used., Serve warm with cream or whipped cream.

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